• Our Story

    The Beginning of New Beginnings

    In 2006, sensing a call from God to plant a church in Norfolk, Virginia, Larry Enis relocated to Norfolk from Richmond, Virginia, while commuting to work in Richmond (about a two-hour drive). In Norfolk, he conducted a self-selected survey to measure people’s priorities, and factors in their decision to visit a church. After gathering the data, he began a small group Bible study at the Norfolk Public Library. His goal was to build a study group of ten regular attendees, and then launch a church service.


    By the end of the third month, however, the average attendance was only four. After accepting that he was ill-equipped to carry out the dream of launching a church at the time, Pastor Enis returned to Richmond to finish his Ph.D. at Union Presbyterian Seminary.


    While in Richmond, he served on the teaching team as an associate minister at Saint Paul’s Baptist Church. In April 2014, he accepted the call as pastor at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia.


    After leading Pleasant Grove through an unprecedented growth spurt, the call to plant a church began to weigh heavy on his heart again. In order to hear more clearly God’s voice concerning this matter, Dr. Enis went on a fast for several weeks. The more he fasted and prayed, the clearer it became to him that now was the time for him to move forward with the dream of a church plant. Along with others who shared, supported, and believed in the vision God had given him, he stepped out on faith and began pursuing the dream of launching a church that helps people to fulfill their God-intended purpose in November 2016.


    The manifestation of that dream is New Beginnings Church. On January 1, 2017, the launch worship celebration took place, at which forty-three people joined the church.


  • Our Dream

    New Beginnings Church is guided by a God-sized dream:

    • A dream of helping people to fulfill God’s purpose in every area of life through the good news of Jesus Christ.


    • A dream of over a thousand weekly attendants who have committed themselves to worshiping God, fellowshipping with one another, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ, growing as disciples of Jesus, and making a positive difference in the lives of other people.

    • A dream of an intergenerational athletic ministry that participates in church leagues throughout the region.


    • A dream of meeting the diverse needs of the disenfranchised through outreach services.


    • A dream of reaching the world with the gospel through dynamic television, online, and radio ministries.

    • A dream of providing biblically based counseling services for people in need of healing and guidance.


    • A dream of providing a multigenerational ministry that addresses the various needs of people from various walks of life.


    • A dream of providing vibrant, relevant children’s and youth ministries.


    • A dream of providing hope for the incarcerated and rehabilitative services for formerly incarcerated persons.

    • A dream of modeling, and educating people about, biblically based principles on financial stewardship.


    • A dream of educating people about proper nutrition and physical health.


    • A dream of exhibiting radical love and hospitality toward all people.


    • A dream of establishing a technologically advanced resource center to equip people with various life skills.


  • Worship Times

    Sunday Morning Worship (11:00 a.m.)

    Kids Quest Children’s Church (Sunday at 10:00 a.m.)

    Adult Bible Study (Sundays at 10:00 a.m.)


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  • Contact Us


    Dr. Larry Enis, Pastor


    Michelle Hubbard, Administrative Assistant




    Fairfield Presbyterian Church (Family Center)

    6930 Cold Harbor Road

    Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111


    P.O. Box 562
    Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
    (804) 519-1448

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